Goldberg to produce revival of 'Colored'
EmptyGrammy-winning singer-songwriter India.Arie will star in the first Broadway revival of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf," which will be produced by Whoopi Goldberg and DreamTeam Entertainment in the summer.
The first preview is scheduled for mid-July, in advance of an early August opening. No theater has been named, and no cast members outside of Arie have been chosen.
Often described as a choreopoem, the play presents the stories of seven women of color from the African Diaspora. Shirley Jo Finney will direct, and three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle will choreograph.
In summer 1976, the Obie-winning play had a three-month run off-Broadway at the Public Theater and then moved to Broadway, where it ran for nearly two years. It was nominated for the Tony for best play, and Trazana Beverley won a Tony for best featured actress in a play.
"For Colored Girls" was remounted off-Broadway at American Place Theatre in summer 2000, but this will be its first revival on the Main Stem.